India hosted the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World. The tournament was played from 11th to 30th October 2022 by 16 teams from 6 Confederations.
In this report, Sportsration presents a wrap of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup , the 7th in the competitions history.
Spain defeated Colombia 1-0 to be crowned Champions of the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India on Sunday October 30, 2022.
A successful title defence for the Spaniards who defeated Japan in 2018 for their first U-17 Women’s World Cup title.
OTHER PODUIM FINISHES
Defeated finalists Colombia finished as first runners-up while Nigeria defeated Germany on penalties to claim the Bronze Medal.
Golden Ball: Vicky Lopez (Sprain)
Silver Ball: Linda Caicedo (Colombia)
Bronze Ball: Mara Alber (Germany)
Top Scorer: Loreen Bender of Germany (4 goals, 2 assist)
Silver Ball: Momoko Tanikawa (Japan)
Bronze Ball: Linda Caicedo ( Colombia )
Golden Glove: Sofia Fuente ( Spain )
Fair Play Trophy: Japan
95 goals were scored in 32 matches of the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup an average of 2.97 goals per game.
Fourth-placed Germany finished the tournament as top scorers with 16 goals.
Hosts India have the tournaments worst defensive record, conceding 16 times in 3 games plus the ugly record of being the only team without a goal at the tournament.
Spain – Expectedly, the Champions finished the tournament with the most wins (5).
Just like every age-grade competition, the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup ends with the tournament fulfilling it’s target of kicking off the dreams of youngsters like Vicky Lopez (Spain), Linda Caicedo (Colombia), Mara Alber (Germany) etc who entertained the world at the 19-days long tournament.
The next edition will take place in 2024.